Don™t extend politics into fishing industry-Chief fisherman

Winneba, Dec. 31, GNA - The chief fisherman for Effutu, Neenyi Mumi Kaako IV, has appealed to politicians not to extend politics into the fishing industry because it can undermine its growth.

He said the fishing industry had been handled by the fishermen themselves and not politicians and appealed to a group moving to radio stations to announce the dissolution of the Effutu Premix Petrol committee in Winneba to stop.

Neenyi Kaako, who is also the Winneba Premix Committee Chairman, told the GNA that the Premix Committee was formed by the government four years ago in consultation with stakeholders in the fishing industry.

He said various groups elected their leaders and that no individual or group of persons had the mandate to dissolve the Committees, adding that the

committee operates in accordance with the rules and regulations under which it was formed.

Nenyi Kaako said a gallon of the premix petrol is sold to fishermen at two Ghana cedis 70 pesewas and not six Ghana cedis as alleged by the group and appealed to  politicians in Winneba trying to sow disunity among fishermen to stop because this could create violence in the area.

He said with the election over, the fishermen needed peace to work and would therefore not tolerate anybody trying to divide them.

The Chief Fisherman said since the committee was formed in 2009, it had built petrol filling station with office and a store for fishermen in Winneba.

It has has given financial support to 100 petty traders at the Winneba junction with 100 Ghana Cedis each from its profit and has been replacing faulty bulbs at the Winneba fishing area.

He appealed to fishermen to stop wrong fishing methods, especially using of light for fishing because it is against the fishing industry laws.


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Published: 2012-12-31 15:46:14
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